Performance management

Performance management consists of two parallel processes. The first is the informal, day-to-day management of individuals and teams by their immediate line manager. The second is the formal framework within which the performance of individuals and teams is assessed and improved.


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Boots failed to provide equipment for employee with hearing impairment

6 Nov 2019

An ex-Boots employee with a severe hearing impairment has won his case at an employment tribunal after the company failed...

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Amazon opens its doors to public scrutiny

1 Nov 2019

EXCLUSIVE | To improve perceptions of its warehouses' working environment, the online giant is inviting the public in to show what conditions are really like.

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HR policy and performance improvement: are systems to blame?

18 Oct 2019

Are people to blame for poor performance or is it more often the system that employs them? Occupational psychologist John...

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What the Rugby World Cup teaches us about honesty in business

24 Sep 2019

As the Rugby World Cup gets under way in Japan, Dr Austin Swain examines the brutal honesty that exists in...

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Top 10 HR questions August 2019: term-time holiday calculations

3 Sep 2019

How should you calculate holiday pay for a term-time worker without regular hours?
A recent Court of Appeal decision, The...

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Half of UK workers quit due to bad management

3 Sep 2019

Almost half of UK workers have quit a job due to a poor relationship with their manager, according to Totaljobs....

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Financial Conduct Authority discriminated against worker with kidney disease

23 Aug 2019

Tribunal finds poor appraisal score was discriminatory.

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Three ways to solve the continuous performance management puzzle

12 Aug 2019

Employers are increasingly choosing regular “check-ins” rather than annual reviews to manage employee performance. But what is the best way...

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Why check-ins are key to creating a healthy culture

7 Aug 2019

From employee engagement to workplace wellbeing, regular check-ins have a wealth of benefits for both employees and line managers, as...

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Third of managers do not follow up meeting action points

6 Aug 2019

A third of managers could be “devaluing” the regular one-to-one check-ins they have with their staff by not following up...

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What is the maximum workplace temperature? City workers head outside to enjoy the sunshine. Photo: REX

Hot weather alert for workers in England and Wales

22 Jul 2019

Much of England and Wales is on the cusp of a heatwave, lasting until Friday at least, according to the Met Office. How should employers respond?

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When does keeping tabs on working time overstep the line?

2 Jul 2019

A recent ECJ case means employers will need to more closely track employee time at work. But when does concern over employees' wellbeing turn into spying on them?

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Top 10 HR questions June 2019: Ex-employee grievances

2 Jul 2019

Can an employer ignore a grievance if the employee no longer works for the organisation?
The most popular FAQ on...

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Amazon investors told to press for better working conditions

20 May 2019

Investors have been urged to put pressure on Amazon to improve working conditions at its UK warehouses, following reports that...

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